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Navies of India and Vietnam held a four-day maritime exercise off Cam Ranh Bay in Vietnam with an aim to boost operational cooperation.
India-Vietnam Naval Exercise conduction of the bilateral exercise on an annual basis is expected to give a further fillip to the existing strong bilateral relation between India and Vietnam.
From the Indian side warships, INS Kolkata and INS Shakti participated in the annual exercise, comprising a harbor and a sea phase.
India-Vietnam Naval Exercise was undertaken as a part of the ongoing overseas deployment of eastern fleet ships to South East Asian countries.
India-Vietnam relations were elevated to the level of Comprehensive Strategic Partnership during the visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in 2016. Enhancing military ties was a key element of talks during the visit of Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang to India in March 2018.
Largest City: Ho Chi Minh City
Official Language: Vietnamese
Currency: đồng (VND)
Prime Minister: Nguyễn Xuân Phúc
President: Tran Dai Quang (21st September 2018)
Acting President & Vice President: Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh
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